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08:05 AM ET 12.08 | Karen Davidson wanted to sell by the season opener, but her wishes may not come true until after another banner night on the NBA schedule: the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 20. Even if a tentative deal emerged before Christmas, it would take at least several weeks to put the financing in place and likely a couple months before NBA owners could approve it. Sources close to the negotiations say Davidson's agent, Citibank, told the current bidders about the mid-February timeline, saying it would like to have a deal in place by then, for approval by the league.

The Detroit News

Tayshaun Prince, AP Tayshaun Prince, AP
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December 8, 2010  08:22 AM ET

It looked like Rip Hamilton wanted to get tossed from the game last night.

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December 8, 2010  09:00 AM ET

Man what happened to the franchise that had 3 championships? well it looks like its going down the drain from here on out.

December 8, 2010  09:09 AM ET

Is it just me or does that photo look like it's photoshopped? And a terrible job of it at that...

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December 8, 2010  09:33 AM ET

So much for Detroit basketball, Bro.

December 8, 2010  09:37 AM ET
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Man what happened to the franchise that had 3 championships? well it looks like its going down the drain from here on out.

They had a great run over the last decade, but it's looking like bad times ahead for the next decade in DET. Larry Brown isn't gonna come out of the woodwork to save them this time.. They need alot of help in alot of areas.

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December 8, 2010  09:46 AM ET
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They had a great run over the last decade, but it's looking like bad times ahead for the next decade in DET. Larry Brown isn't gonna come out of the woodwork to save them this time.. They need alot of help in alot of areas.

The Pistons are short on interior players and the ones we do have are short. If they can pull of a trade to bring a descent big man in who can score a little bit they would be much better off. We lost our starting PF Jerebko before the season started and that was a big hit to them. And they need to give Joe D the boot because he is killing our team with terrible picks and bad trades and signings.

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December 8, 2010  10:10 AM ET
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They had a great run over the last decade, but it's looking like bad times ahead for the next decade in DET. Larry Brown isn't gonna come out of the woodwork to save them this time.. They need alot of help in alot of areas.

Yup their main problem is that they are overloaded at the Small forward and Shooting guard positions

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December 8, 2010  10:45 AM ET

i think it's about time to move the pistons out of detroit

December 8, 2010  10:56 AM ET

Yeah, if they could have landed a Boozer or Amare type player, they would not be hurting so bad... Bringing in T-Mac served no purpose... I had faith in Joe D the way he "built" the 2004 team, but maybe he just had dumb luck back then. All the money spent on Ben Gordon and Charlie V. These are not bonafide all stars who showed they could be worth that type of money... Ben should be starting to perhaps prove he is worth it... CV will always be a second unit type of guy... Yes, it may be a decade before we get back there, sad to say...

December 8, 2010  11:22 AM ET
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Man what happened to the franchise that had 3 championships? well it looks like its going down the drain from here on out.

how long did it take the celtics to rebuild???? A decade?

December 8, 2010  11:23 AM ET
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Yeah, if they could have landed a Boozer or Amare type player, they would not be hurting so bad... Bringing in T-Mac served no purpose... I had faith in Joe D the way he "built" the 2004 team, but maybe he just had dumb luck back then. All the money spent on Ben Gordon and Charlie V. These are not bonafide all stars who showed they could be worth that type of money... Ben should be starting to perhaps prove he is worth it... CV will always be a second unit type of guy... Yes, it may be a decade before we get back there, sad to say...

I agree, Joe Dumars had made some really bad choices, really bad. Passing on Wade, Anthony and Bosh for Darco was awful. Four of the top five players in the draft will be in the hall of fames and Joe with the second pick took darco. And then traded away they best player for cap space and spent it on back ups. How does this guy still have a job?

 
December 8, 2010  11:24 AM ET
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Picking Darko over Melo, Bosh or Wade was bad but then trading Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson really boggles the mind. Especially when they were consistently going to the ECF.

Well he did build that group from basically zero through some smart trades (Rip for Stack) and wise free agent pickups (Billups), so he can't be all that dumb.

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